An injury at work can be overwhelming. Along with physical and emotional recovery, you likely face medical bills, missed paychecks, and other losses. It can be hard to focus on healing when financial worry takes over. Let Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek handle your work injury claim so you can prioritize recovery and seek the compensation you deserve.
If you are hurt in a workplace accident due to negligence, let our Manhattan work injury lawyers explain your options for financial recovery. Contact HKD today at (212) 490-5700 or through our contact form to schedule a free consultation.
Injuries at work happen more often than you may think and are caused by a wide range of events. Common types of workplace accidents are:
These accidents can lead to a wide range of injuries, including:
Many of these injuries are severe and require lengthy treatment. You may need to hold off on returning to work, or you may be unable to work due to the extent of your condition. If this happens, you could lose the ability to make a living. Luckily, you can seek compensation for your injuries and losses.
A Manhattan personal injury attorney will be your ally in the face of insurance companies, your employer, and other liable parties looking to reduce what you receive in terms of work injury compensation. Our NYC construction accident attorneys can tell you about similar cases we’ve handled and their successful outcomes and answer any questions to bring clarity and comfort in a time of confusion.
Our experienced NYC injury attorneys can collect evidence and seek out expert opinions to supplement your case. We will comb through the details to establish liability, fight against the negligent party, and help hold them accountable for paying you what you are owed.
Your Manhattan accident lawyer can examine your particular case and determine who is responsible. We may even discover that multiple third parties can be held liable—increasing your chance to earn full and fair compensation. Recovering financially can be difficult to do alone. With a knowledgeable lawyer, you can have a legal advocate to help file a third-party claim and secure the maximum amount you are owed.
Workers’ compensation is no-fault insurance that most employees in Manhattan have. You do not need to prove who caused the accident, which can eliminate some frustration. Although all your medical bills can be covered, workers’ compensation only covers a portion of your lost wages. You also can’t receive compensation for certain damages like pain and suffering.
In many cases, you might consider filing a third-party claim or lawsuit. HKD can help. Third-party claims can hold an entity outside of your employer or coworkers accountable. For example, if a defective device hurts you at work, you might file a third-party claim against the manufacturer or retailer of the product. You can recover total compensation, including all lost wages, pain, and suffering.
Third-party claims can bring you relief from the financial impact of your accident. Your attorney will work with you to build a strong third-party claim and advocate on your behalf. If necessary, an HKD lawyer can take your case to trial and fight for the settlement you deserve.
Whoever caused your work injuries should be held liable to pay the damages. However, liability in a work-related accident varies from case to case.
If an employer or fellow employee caused your injuries, you are probably entitled to workers’ compensation. While workers’ compensation is a tedious process of filling out forms and communicating with your employer, it does not require you to prove fault.
Someone outside your job who is still connected to the accident is considered a third party. Their negligence caused your accident and work-related injuries, even if they are not directly affiliated with your company. Examples of a third party can include:
If you believe your accident resulted from an outside party’s negligence, you may file a claim or lawsuit against them. Multiple third parties may be at fault. It is important to consult a lawyer to ensure every liable party is accounted for and no stone is left unturned. HKD will use our understanding of the law to help bring you a desirable outcome and find the best way to secure maximum compensation.
You should be able to recover compensation for the losses you sustained due to a workplace accident that you didn’t cause. Your lawyer can prove the extent of your losses through evidence and expert testimony. They will also help ensure you file a claim within the New York statute of limitations, which varies depending on the legal route you take.
Damages you can recover in a work injury case include:
Calculating compensation can be tricky to do without the experience and knowledge of a Manhattan work injury lawyer. Many accept low settlement offers without an attorney or feel pressured and lost throughout the process. An attorney can guide you, examining every facet of your case to determine which damages you are owed and the value for each.
Don’t let the stress of a work injury consume you. Reach out for help. Contact Hecht, Kleeger, & Damashek today to speak with an experienced work injury attorney who will fight tirelessly for you. We’ve recovered millions of dollars for our clients and aggressively represent injury victims in Manhattan and several other New York locations daily.
Call HKD at (212) 490-5700 or use our online contact form to speak with our dedicated work injury attorneys. Free consultations.
“I cannot recommend Jon Damashek highly enough. I attribute the favorable outcome of my case to his consummate and tireless dedication and tenacity. Just as important, he was truly there with me every step of the way. He was very…
“I had the opportunity to work with Jon Damashek and had an amazing experience. I have known Jon for many years and always felt very comfortable relying on his expertise, knowledge of the law, and more importantly – his ability…
I had the opportunity of having this amazing team of lawyers work on my case. When I first met with Jordan Hecht and Michael Kusz, I really liked their energy and the spunk that they had, it meant business and…
I cannot recommend Jon Damashek highly enough. I attribute the favorable outcome to my case to his consummate and tireless dedication and tenacity. Just as important, he was truly there with me every step of the way. He was very…
I had the opportunity to work with Jon Damashek and had an amazing experience. I have known Jon for many years and always felt very comfortable relying on his expertise and knowledge of the law and more importantly his ability…
I have worked with countless attorneys over the years and Jon Damashek stands out among them. I have seen first hand him advocate for his clients vigorously. He fights for the rights of the seriously injured, does not back down…
I know all three named partners at this firm and highly recommend them. They are very professional and tireless advocates for their clients. If you need a personal injury attorney, you cannot do better than Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek.
After meeting with Jon Damashek I knew immediately he was the right attorney for me. I had met with other attorneys in the past, but Jon’s experience, knowledge, and track record were most impressive. I highly recommend Jon Damashek and…
After meeting a half dozen lawyers at different firms, I decided to go to Hecht, Kleeger and Damashek. As soon as I met Jon Damashek, I knew I had to look no further. Mr. Damashek made me feel at ease…
I retained Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek for a serious personal injury case. They were very professional and managed to obtain a settlement for me that far exceeded my expectations. I would strongly recommend this firm for anyone’s legal needs.